Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre – Overview

Hanma Baki is a powerful and feared being in his own right, and his father, Ogre, is one of the most powerful beings in the world. Even though Baki is still a child, he has received extensive training in martial arts and has already proven to be a formidable opponent. 

He is resolute in his goal to improve his physical prowess in order to one day defeat his father. Read on to follow Baki’s journey and explore his incredible story.

Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre – History

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A violent, prehistoric-sized African elephant was beaten, making international news. In the aftermath, the single survivor of one of the animal’s rampages traces the animal’s demise to a lone, unarmed man unknowingly describing Yuujirou Hanma, nicknamed the “Ogre” and sometimes referred to as the “strongest being on Earth.”

At another point in time, Yuujirou’s 18-year-old son, Hanma Baki – a young man who aspires to be the best fighter he can be – engages in combat with a praying mantis. 

At the age of 13, Baki decided to take his training into his own hands and undergo more severe training in his father’s footsteps. Later, he intends to beat him. Baki debuted in the no-rules arena at the age of 15 and became its champion.

The no-rule arena is an underground arena that accepts no responsibility for any injuries, no prizes, incentives, or money is offered, and champions will be known and honored for all eternity. 

Baki is the half-brother of Jack Hanma and the son of Yuujirou Hanma and Emi Akezawa. Throughout most of the series, Baki is a carefree, laid-back, hard-training, and occasionally belligerent teenage boy.

Baki is determined to fight his father, Yuujirou Hanma, who is widely regarded as the strongest man alive. Baki’s ambition is to grow powerful enough to defeat Yuujirou rather than to replace him as the strongest man alive. 

This ambition was derived from a natural urge to outdo his father and get revenge for the murder of his mother, Emi Akezawa, by Yuujirou.

Baki trains constantly, day and night, to sharpen his talents as rapidly as possible. As a well-known martial artist among those familiar with the Underground Arena, Baki routinely battles with other people, sometimes on purpose, other times due to unfortunate circumstances. 

Baki recognizes that the fastest and only way to become stronger is to combat individuals who are stronger than him, so his body can get stronger and learn from the experience because this is a Hanma bloodline trait. But Baki discovered that his fighting style differed greatly from Yuujirou.

Baki’s Abilities

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Baki’s power grows steadily throughout the series. Baki was introduced at the start of the series as the champion of the Tokyo Underground Dome at the age of 17. Baki was initially demonstrated to bench press more than 320 pounds during training. 

Baki was first depicted to be on the same level as Mount Toba, a wrestler who was shown to be strong enough to effortlessly defeat Junichi Hanada, who is also a wrestler in the Underground Dome, while crushing his bike. 

Baki’s power rose until he was strong enough to confront and overcome Kureha Shinogi, a surgical genius capable of performing surgical wonders such as restarting a heart barehanded without penetrating the skin as a fighter with a strong body.

Baki’s strength is tough to define because he never stops growing stronger throughout the series. At the age of 13, Baki could fight 37 of 100 thugs on his own at the opening of the anime. 

Baki has much improved by the second series of the manga when he is 17 years old. Baki was shown in gym class how to perform ten pull-ups in two seconds (breaking the pull-up bar in the process), jump 20 feet in the air over a 20-foot gap, and shatter his arm cast into pieces by just flexing his arm. 

He was quick enough to avoid a thug’s chain weapon with a rock attached for blunt injury, despite the thug’s ability to swing his chain at rates of over 100 mph.

In the Arizona State Prison, Baki quickly defeated one of the escaped criminals, Sikorsky. Biscuit Oliva halted his battle twice. Baki demonstrated his ability to kick Oliva, who weighs 180kg, with a back kick. Baki also faced two escaped criminals simultaneously, Sikorsky and Ryuukou Yanagi, and easily defeated them both.

After being poisoned by Yanagi, Baki took part in the Chinese Tournament and cured his poison. Baki commented that his body felt light as a feather once it had been regenerated.

Baki determines that the best way for him to get stronger is to put himself in the same prison as Biscuit Oliva and battle him. Baki abducted the US President under strong security to be transferred to the Arizona prison to fight Oliva. 

Baki escaped the most guarded jail by avoiding gunfire and overcoming the prison guards in a split second to gain Oliva’s attention. Even while surrounded by five guards armed with M-16s, Baki could remove the buttons off their uniforms and fracture the Director’s spectacles.

As a result, although they possessed firearms, he was able to turn the situation around by taking them hostage.

Baki was ultimately able to fight Oliva, and he kicked him so hard that he flew away. After being thrown against concrete walls and falling from the prison’s top-level, Baki was also able to rise up and kick Oliva.

He could knock out Oliva by using the 0.5-second window as Oliva was about to move. Baki triumphed against Oliva in a battle of strength, engaging in a fistfight until Oliva was defeated.

Baki’s Battle with Pickle

Pickle is a primitive man who was discovered in a salty rock formation, well-preserved, which is where he got the name “Pickle”. Pickle existed during the Jurassic/Cretaceous period.

Baki is initially reluctant to confront Pickle. He chooses to do it only after learning he may be stronger than Yuujirou. Baki employs the whip strike to injure Pickle during the battle. In Pickle’s eyes, he also utilizes his mental imaging to transform into a dinosaur hybrid, scaring him and eventually finishing with his purpose to win via technique.

Pickle is the one who was left standing after the fight with Baki, but he unintentionally used a weapon in the form of a martial arts technique to beat him.

According to the observers, a weapon is a tool employed by the weak against the powerful, making Baki the genuine victor of the battle for cornering Pickle. Baki is also the first person to make Pickle fearful and cower in a corner.

This is especially noticeable between the finish of Jack’s battle and the conclusion of Baki’s fight. But Pickle regarded Jack, Baki’s half-brother, as prey. He saw Baki for the first time as a friend/equal.

Great Prison Battle Saga

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Baki kidnaps the American president George Bosch to request that he be sent to Arizona State Prison, where Biscuit Oliva, America’s strongest man, is housed. Biscuit Oliva is an assassin for the US government who also works as a special jailer in Arizona State Prison. He has an iron physique and is practically impervious to anything.

Baki challenges Oliva to a battle to assess his talents, but Oliva is distracted by his quirky competitor, Jun Guevaru. Jun Guevaru is the only prisoner who receives preferential attention from the guards and is known as the “Second.” Baki is so disturbed by Jun and Oliva’s battle that he resolves to make Oliva unhappy by sleeping next to Oliva’s girlfriend Maria, therefore finishing the fight with Oliva as the victor.

Baki decides he wants to be the next “Unchained,” successfully fleeing the jail and tries to portray Oliva as a less pure version of strength, which enrages Oliva. Baki ultimately fights Oliva, and the young fighter resolves to beat Oliva with nothing but sheer power, which he achieves. He is eventually freed from prison and returns home.


Baki is an amazing martial arts manga that tells the story of a young man’s journey to become the Strongest on Earth. The fights are incredibly well-drawn and choreographed, and the characters are all incredibly fleshed out and believable.

In the end, Baki becomes stronger than his father, but he doesn’t want to kill him. Instead, he wants to find out what it means to be strong and live up to his father’s legacy.We hope this article has helped answer any questions you might have had about Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre. For more guides and explanations about your favorite anime, manga, and superhero series, check out the other articles on our website.